• AAAhh my frozen fingers50 weeks 1 day agosouthseabythesea

    southseabythesea wrote:
    smuggers wrote:
    ..Has anybody ever used the heat pads, that you place under the insoles of shoes??

    I suffer with cold toes, even with winter socks and overshoes. I use the air activated heat pads and they work perfectly for me, stay heated for 5-6 hours and don't really notice them in my shoe. I have them outside of my sock.

    Thanks for that, will look for some heat pads at my local camping shop.. No matter what sock & overshoe combo I try, I can never keep my toes warm on long cold days.

  • Tech Roundup: Shimano, FSA, Charge, Endura, Ridley, Starley, Quechua50 weeks 1 day agoH'mm,just a mo, hold hard

    H'mm,just a mo, hold hard now. Comes with a somewhat mean one year guarantee. Not so much for a 'tough' phone.

    Waiting

  • Storck’s aluminium Visioner50 weeks 1 day agoYet another bike in Doom

    Yet another bike in Doom Black.

    *yawns*

    Won't be on my list until they splash a bit of colour about.

    Waiting

  • California county bans brakeless fixies50 weeks 1 day agooozaveared wrote: I would

    oozaveared wrote:
    I would have to agree that a fixie without a front brake is not road sensible and ought not to be road legal.

    I could be mistaken but it isn't road legal in the UK, I'm sure the highway code states that a bike needs to have both front and rear brakes. so you would need a front brake with a fixed transmission.

  • Memorial to Tom Simpson blown over by strong winds on Mont Ventoux50 weeks 1 day agoHuw Watkins wrote:TheDoctor

    Huw Watkins wrote:
    TheDoctor wrote:
    Just another monument to a drug cheat.

    Hypocritical and Funny how everyone is cooing over this, yet villifying riders caught more recently.

    Apples and potatoes

    A different world and one without your astonishing vision - though perhaps a little more sympathy. C*ck

    Couldn't have put it better myself!

  • Updated: 16-year-old girl killed in Cambridge named as Beth McDermott50 weeks 1 day agoOh, get over yourself. She's

    Oh, get over yourself. She's barely cold and you're picking a fight about helmets

  • Memorial to Tom Simpson blown over by strong winds on Mont Ventoux50 weeks 1 day agoTheDoctor wrote:Just another

    TheDoctor wrote:
    Just another monument to a drug cheat.

    Hypocritical and Funny how everyone is cooing over this, yet villifying riders caught more recently.

    Apples and potatoes

    A different world and one without your astonishing vision - though perhaps a little more sympathy. C*ck

  • California county bans brakeless fixies50 weeks 1 day agotourdelound wrote:Sorry, am I

    tourdelound wrote:
    Sorry, am I missing something here? I don't see any mention of the hit and run rider actually riding a fixie.

    Would seem pretty senseless to ride a bike with no means of stopping..... but you can never tell.

    Maybe the dude who got hit saw it was a brakeless bike?

  • Memorial to Tom Simpson blown over by strong winds on Mont Ventoux50 weeks 1 day agoA monument to an imperfect

    A monument to an imperfect but charismatic and courageous man who pushed himself beyond the limit of endurance in a bid for glory.

    Ok, the doping thing - different era and attitudes but then what decade of pro cycling hasn't seen doping, with similarly unconvincing excuses.

  • Updated: 16-year-old girl killed in Cambridge named as Beth McDermott50 weeks 1 day agoGuyz2010 wrote:Oh jeez, so

    Guyz2010 wrote:
    Oh jeez, so sad especially at this time of year.
    Bobble hats are no helmet!

    Yeah it is sad. But where does it say she died of head injuries that would have been prevented by a cycle helmet. At more than a 15mph impact they are no more use than a bobble hat. There is almost no difference between the KSI rates for cyclists and pedestrians and that's because if you get whacked hard by a car the fact that you are wearing some laminated polystyrene on your head is neither here nor there. You are usually going to dies of what most blunt trauma RTC victims die of and that is massive internal injuries to major organs only one which is the brain.

    Cycle helmets protect your head from minor contusions from falls at lower speeds. Introduce any significant mass even into that equation such as a motor vehicle and the energy transferred is way beyond a cycle helmet.

    Wear one if you like I do for MTB and when I have to for certain events. I won't do you any harm nor will a St Christopher medal. But please don't go thinking it's a life saver that means you won't die if you get hit hard by a car. Neither the helmet and the St Christopher has any real magic powers. That's just voodoo physics.

  • Memorial to Tom Simpson blown over by strong winds on Mont Ventoux50 weeks 1 day agoJust another monument to a

    Just another monument to a drug cheat.

    Hypocritical and Funny how everyone is cooing over this, yet villifying riders caught more recently.

  • California county bans brakeless fixies50 weeks 1 day agoSorry, am I missing something

    Sorry, am I missing something here? I don't see any mention of the hit and run rider actually riding a fixie.

    Would seem pretty senseless to ride a bike with no means of stopping..... but you can never tell.

  • Memorial to Tom Simpson blown over by strong winds on Mont Ventoux50 weeks 1 day agoOn Friday July 13th 2007 (the

    On Friday July 13th 2007 (the 40th anniversary of the death of Tom Simpson on Mont Ventoux) a group from his first cycling club, the Harworth and District, climbed Mont Ventoux for a re-dedication ceremony . This was to unveil the steps and general refurbishment. They were joined by other riders from south Yorkshire plus Simpson’s ex-tem mates Barry Hoban, Vin Denson, his widow Helen (now Helen Hoban) as well as his daughter Joanne.

    I was there along with film maker Ray Pascoe and dozens of club riders, on what turned out to be a very sunny (but not too hot) day. The flags of France, Belgium, Flanders and Brittany flew - in memory of Simpsons regions of cycling achievement - with a Union Jack over the stone centre piece.

    The refurbishment was a big improvement on the state of the memorial previously. Hopefully the recent damage will be easy to repair.

    Bob Davis

  • Updated: 16-year-old girl killed in Cambridge named as Beth McDermott50 weeks 1 day agoRIP fellow cyclist.

    RIP fellow cyclist.

  • Memorial to Tom Simpson blown over by strong winds on Mont Ventoux50 weeks 1 day agoMaybe Wiggo and Millar could

    Maybe Wiggo and Millar could cough up.

  • AAAhh my frozen fingers50 weeks 1 day agoI've always suffered poor

    I've always suffered poor circulation and the pain when bringing cold fingers back up to temperature is indeed eye-watering. The best solution I've found is to wear an extra layer on my torso and get a really toasty core temperature. If your core isn't warm it doesn't matter what you cover your fingers in, they just won't be getting the blood supply they need.

    Also when on the hoods tuck your finger tips in behind the drops out of the wind Smile

  • Brit company seeks funding for speed-displaying light + video50 weeks 1 day agoHello all One of the big

    Hello all

    One of the big questions seems to be from how far away can a driver see the light to read the speed?

    We've tested this.

    In the dark at the lowest light setting it is readable at 40 to 45 m, around double the typical stopping distance of a car travelling at 30 mph.

    This means, for example, that when a car is travelling at 35 mph approaches a bike travelling at 14 mph, the driver will have around 4.5 seconds to read and make a decision about how to approach the cyclist safely. If you think about it that’s a lot of time.

    And even before it's close enough to read clearly, the fact the light is spread over a wider area means it's easier to see that it's getting closer, compared to a single red light.

  • Bike Eye bike mirror50 weeks 1 day agoI bought one at the bike show

    I bought one at the bike show a couple of years ago. I fitted it and it did work quite well. You still have to look over your shoulder to be completely safe but you can see if something is definitely there or not before double checking/ It's not on my bike anymore. Everytime I got out of the saddle I hit it with my knee. It didn't break mind I just got fed up with it.

  • Memorial to Tom Simpson blown over by strong winds on Mont Ventoux50 weeks 1 day agoIt does not look too bad -

    It does not look too bad - hopefully be able to do something with that

  • Over 2 million adults ride regularly, says Sport England50 weeks 1 day agoWhat people are scared of is

    What people are scared of is motor vehicles. You fix that by providing cycle routes that are separated from them.

  • Bike Eye bike mirror50 weeks 1 day agoI have much better results

    I have much better results mounting it lower by the fork crown/headset area. I think the day I converted over to mirror use was when somebody was leaning out of a car window just to slap my ass.

  • California county bans brakeless fixies50 weeks 1 day agothanks all for the "coaster

    thanks all for the "coaster brake" references. Last time I used them I was 8. It was in 1968. A couple of American kids lived round the corner (can't remember why that was now) anyhoo they had these and i used to enjoy getting up to full speed and then locking the brakes up. They seemsed to work pretty good for me but I must have been a bit lighter or something.....

  • Cycle Superhighway U-turn50 weeks 1 day agoUsh wrote:"Cyclists staging

    Ush wrote:
    "Cyclists staging protests across London are scaring people into switching to a different mode of transport says the Mayor London."

    I think he may be a twunt.

    Fixed.

  • Winter tyres50 weeks 1 day agoI only use shwalbe tyres on

    I only use shwalbe tyres on all my bikes

  • Bike Eye bike mirror50 weeks 1 day agoI love/hate this mirror after

    I love/hate this mirror after almost 2 years of use. It does work well in practice, but it doesn't have enough waterproofing. The first (narrow version) one I had started to deteriorate in a matter of a couple months. What happens is that moisture gets in between the black plastic housing and behind the reflective surface. When that happens, the silver reflective surface is comprised and is slowly eaten away. So in a matter of a few months it lost about a third of its total area, rendering it useless. The second one, wide version, is doing the same thing although at a slower rate since I put some petroleum jelly in the crevice on the mirror perimeter.